5 fundamentals of Visual Design you should know (Part 1)

What are the fundamentals of visual design? In this article, we will introduce to you 5 important factors that you should note!

Let’s find out what they are!

Point, Line, and Shape

These are the most fundamental building blocks of any design. With all of this, you can create anything you want, from simple icons to complex illustrations.

Geometrically, the point is a combination of the x and y coordinates, if you add the z axis, you will have 3-dimensional space (3D).

If you connect 2 points together you get a straight line. A straight line is made up of lots of adjoining points, like a group of atoms forming a molecule, and so on, they create lots of objects around you. If you add the third point and connect them together you will create a specific shape, in this case a triangle, and as mentioned, you can use these basic elements to achieve whatever you want.

Color

In fact, our eyes can see more than 10 million colors ranging from red to purple. And from a young age, surely we have learned about the value and meaning of some specific colors.

Take traffic lights, for example. They only include all colors, but we all know that red is stop, green is allowed, and yellow means launch quickly before the light turns red. This proves that color can influence our actions, and we don’t even realize it.

This is simply because we have learned these things, not because color itself has such intrinsic meaning. As you know, the meanings associated with color can change depending on the culture, the time, the place where you grew up.

In short, you can convey general meanings, intentions and nuances just by choosing the right colors, all you need to do is understand the target audience to make your choices.